Vancouver Sun Run

Vancouver Sun Run is a 10-km race held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in April. It is Canada’s largest 10K since its inception in 1985 and the 2nd largest timed 10K in the world.  It includes a relatively small number of competitive elite runners, a wheelchair race, and numerous other categories of participants ranging from runners to parents walking with their children in strollers.

More than 50,000 runners took to the streets of Vancouver for the 31th running of the Vancouver Sun Run 10K race.

Race Date
Apr 17, 2016
Event Type
Start Times

Men: 9:00 a.m
Women: 9:00 a.m

No. Runners
Race Website
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Race Registration

You can register on the official registration page of Vancouver Sun Run. Early Bird entry fees till Jan. 31 is $49 and Regular Fee (Feb 1 to Apr  14) is $54.

Special registration price – $45 per person. Limited only from April 20th, 2015 to April 27th, 2015!

Course / Route Map

The 10K route is a beautiful scenic course which begins in Vancouver’s downtown core at Burrard Street and Georgia Street. Participants will enjoy the downhill start as they make their way towards the world famous Stanley Park, continuing along English Bay to Hornby Street, then onto Pacific Avenue, across the Burrard Street bridge exiting onto 2nd Avenue. Winding along Fir Street to join 4th Avenue the route continues east on 6th Avenue to the Cambie Street Bridge for the final stretch across the bridge to the finish line.

The 10K route is sprinkled with gentle, undulating hills making it both fun and enjoyable, while providing breathtaking scenery which includes the snow-capped mountains along Georgia Straight, water views along English Bay and False Creek. The organizing committee hires numerous entertainers to perform along the route and in the stadium at the end of the race.

Race Profile / Elevation Map

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Race Tags

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Time Limits & Cutoffs
  • Slower runners must remain on the right side of the road to allow quicker runners to pass on the left.
  • The Vancouver Sun Run will be using the MyLaps BibTag timing system this year.
Course Records

Men: Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 30:55 (2006)
Women: James Koskei (KEN) 27:58 (2002)

Prize Money & Awards
  • Open – Top 3 Men & Women: $3,000, $1,500, $750
  • Canadian Citizens – Top 5 Men & Women: $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, $250
  • Masters (40+) – Top 3 Men & Women: $750, $500, $250

Awards are given three deep to males and females in each age group.

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
  • Entry fee includes a Sun Run souvenir T-shirt featuring artwork by Vancouver artist, Tiko Kerr.
  • Youth size Shaw Mini Sun Run participants will receive a paint-your-own T-shirt and a paint kit.
Water Stops & Refreshments

Water stations are provided at six locations along the course as well as music entertainment in the form of bands.

Expected Race Day Weather

The temperature typically varies from 45°F to 55°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 61°F.

6 thoughts on “Vancouver Sun Run


Just received an email for the Sun Run 2013. For this new edition the fees have been increased to 45 dollars for early birds which is 5 dollars more compared to last year. After a quick research on Internet, I found out that the ticket to enter the race was only 30 dollars. 15 dollars increase in only 4 years and the distance is just the same… I’m a great fan of this event and I ran already two editions of it but I think I might just not take part to it anymore as I don’t think the true spirit of sport and fairplay is being respected here. Maybe you can call it a boycott and that is precisely what I encourage you to do if you think the same…

terri ahlm

looking for an affordable hotel room for vancouver sunrun 2012. i know hyatt is fully booked. anything else close by that anyone knows of?

Kate Cheatle

Trying to register for the 2012 Vancouver Sun Run – cannot pull up either on-line registration or mail-in registration forms (except for 2011)! How do I contact you to register?

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